Tuesday, December 14, 2010

For Those That Cannot Speak


I was thinking about a topic for my blog. Sitting quietly, I had the "thought" that I needed to take some time to read what others had written. My inspiration is often from what I read, especially blogs. And I've learned to listen to my intuition.

We are about to leave for our beloved Maui for the holidays, when I read this post. Leilani speaks for the oceans, and I have never heard a more powerful voice for those who cannot speak. And because of what she had to say, I will not eat fish caught in the ocean while in Hawaii. Thank you Leilani, for standing up for what you know is the right thing to do. It's time to eat farm-raised fish, leaving the oceans to try to recover from the massive amount of wanton abuse and destruction from many nations, especially Japan.
We must quit eating the big fish of the sea before there is nothing left but jellyfish.




We are living in very energetic times. Things are happening very quickly, and it's time to make changes  to accommodate our new environment. It is each person's responsibility to do the right thing. We change the world - one decision at a time.

15 comments:

Meeko Fabulous said...

I totally agree. I'm surprised we haven't eaten some species of fish out of existence. Farm-raised is the way to go. :)

Brian Miller said...

i hear you as well...we consume and consume and never think about what we are doing to our world...

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Insightful post! Maybe the thing to do is to become total vegans.

Elisabeth said...

I've only just recently understood more about the extent to which tonnes of jelly fish are taking over the oceans. It's terrifying and extraordinary that more of this is not explained. Thanks Nancy.

Wendy said...

Very eye-opening. I did not know that our fish were in danger! Thank you for lettng me (us) know about that.

Enjoy Maui. I've been there once and absolutely loved it!

ellen abbott said...

Oh I think that is a right thing to do. It's unfortunate that farm raised fish is so much higher in the bad chemicals like mercury.

Nancy said...

Meeko - Much of the farm-raised is much better than it used to be. I buy mine at Whole Foods and they tell you all about the new farming techniques.

Brian - Well by the looks at what is happening in Japan with the jellyfish - it may be time.

Trish & Rob - With both daughters vegetarians - you may be right.

Elisabeth - We are literally stripping our oceans of predator fish, which is creating a huge imbalance in the ecosystem.

Wendy - Our oceans are in great danger from so many things. There is a mass of plastic floating that is the size of Texas - where nothing lives.

Ellen - It's beginning to change, but you're right.

Rob-bear said...

Nice to know that you can afford to go to Hawaii in the winter. I hope you have a wonderful time.

I eat less and less fish, largely because of the mercury contamination.

Nancy said...

Rob-bear - Thank you - it is in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary. I agree with the mercury in fish - we've eaten less every year for the same reason.

DJan said...

I eat salmon and occasionally some other fish, but only occasionally. I worry about the planet, too. And of course any kind of red meat is seriously bad for the planet, but you knew that, right?

alaine@éclectique said...

I agree. Look at the price of Lobster now; so freely available and not costly at all when I was a kid. My husband is a flyfisherman (freshwater) and has practised the 'Catch & Release' ethic for many years now, whereas there are still many taking home more than their bag limit. Fishing is only a small area in which we can help to preserve.

ds said...

I will be more careful about my fish selections from now on. Had no idea about the overabundance of jellyfish. Thank you for this, Nancy!

lakeviewer said...

Monterey Acquarium website lists fish that are sustenable. Here in Oregon, we are proud to have our blue crab and albacore tuna among the sustenable fish. So, you can still enjoy wild fish, as long as the catch is limited and guarded.

susan said...

My husband and I have consumed only very small amounts of meat for many years but I feel more guilty by the day for eating any. Vegetarian is definitely the way to go.

Gaston Studio said...

Truer words were never spoken Nancy. One decision at a time...